Activities For Dogs In France

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Introduction

Oui! It's time to talk France with your dog! Whether you're moving to France, just got a dog while living in France, or you're just visiting with your dog, there's some good news: France is super dog friendly. There are so many activities for dogs that you may be a little surprised at just how easy it is do go out and do things together. Parks, cafes and fun places to walk and sight see are just a few of the options. So, take a look through the guide, take some note, and lets partir à l'aventure!

Future Doggo Meals

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
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So, to be 100% honest, eating out with your dog in France isn't always that easy. There are a few dog-friendly restaurants, all of which allow you to eat at the outside tables. But that can get pricey, and pretty unhealthy.  If you want to bargain hunt, and go on an adventure, it's time to hit up the grocery stores. Your mission: find a take-away of chicken and rice that is cooked as plainly as possible. The idea is to cut up the chicken into bits, mix it into the rice, and then store it in the hotel fridge for your dog. When it's time for dinner, take a bit out, and serve in the dog bowl.
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Research dog-friendly grocery stores
Most grocery stores in France allow dogs, but always on a leash. Obviously, be quick about your shopping though. You may find shopping the veggie aisle to be super interesting, but your pup may prefer to be elsewhere, free of people and shopping carts.
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Find the food
Purchase chicken and rice cooked as plainly as possible. Try checking out the front of the store, by the registers, otherwise, check the deli. They often have little sections of prepared food that you can just pick up and eat as is. If there's nothing, ask if you can get a few slices of chicken at the deli at least. Be sure that you purchase something that is easy on your dog's stomach however, and if the choices are minimal you can always choose kibble for this meal.
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Cafe de L'Industrie

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Sunny Day
Moderate
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1 hr
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Dog Bowl
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Remember, Europeans love to eat slowly. Dining out should be an experience, not something to rush through. As such, expect to spend about an hour at Cafe de L'Industrie. Also, expect to get an outdoor table, because of the dog, but don't worry: if it's a sunny day out, it's gorgeous! Their outdoor area is pretty, there's a great view, and the food is highly rated. The prices are about what you'd expect in America as well. Appetizers are roughly $6-8, while the main dishes are about $14. If you take your dog, bring their food and water bowls so you can share some food.
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Prepare for the excursion
Pack up the dog's food and water bowls in your bag. Make sure you have a leash, and some treats, in case you need to get your dog out of trouble, or would like to reward the good behavior. Remember, the restaurant doesn't allow dogs inside, so let them know you're fine with outdoor seating.
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Order up!
Once you've settled into a spot and ordered, your food has been delivered and you're ready to eat, take the dog's food bowl and share a spoonful or two of what you're willing to share. Maybe you ordered a steak, so you slice off a piece, cut it up into bits and mix it with a spoonful of potatoes and green beans Also, if you bring your dog's water bowl out, chances are the waiter will fill it with water as well.
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Be aware
Despite your enjoyment (and your pup's too) remain aware of the signs that your companion is ready to move along to the next fun event. Meal times with a dog are not as relaxing as a dinner date with friends; just remember you can return another day for an extended visit to this fabulous cafe.
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Jardin du Palais Royal

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
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The Jardin du Palais Royal was created in 1629 for Cardinal de Richelieu. Located in Paris, this garden has seen a lot of history! But these days, it's known for being a hub for three main things: couples, families with children, and of course, dogs. But before you book it to the garden, remember this: because it is a historical garden at a palace no less, dogs are allowed in designated areas only. They're afraid the more ill-mannered dogs will pee on the roses, or torpedo right through them, trampling up the gardener's hard work. It's a fair point, you have to admit.
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Bring your dog to the garden
It's that simple, so simple there's only one step. Obviously, you need a leash here, and the toys need to stay at home. No fetch! Be respectful of the location, it's gorgeous! If anything, you two can find a nice, quiet spot to mingle, or talk on the phone. You can go walk around and take in the sights too. Make sure that you and your dog display the outmost in manners and etiquette in order for the beauty of the garden to be enjoyed by all.
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Take A Brittany Ferry

Brittany Ferries are pet-friendly, even for cats. On some routes, you can even book a cabin where your dog gets greeted with a water bowl, a toy, treats and waste bags. Other ships have kennel areas, but for shorter sailings, there's an option to have your dog sit with you as long as a member of the staff can hang out too. Truth be told, France is accommodating and the French people love dogs. But the country's laws are what you have to work around and one must respect everyone's comfort with dogs.

Visit Cabourg

Located on the coast of the English Channel, at the mouth of the river Dives, Cabourg is a gorgeous place to just have a beach day. Pack up some cheeses and wine, bring a blanket, and call it a day. Dogs are allowed on a leash in front of the sand dunes, on the Pointe Sauvage, and after Cap Cabourg.

Conclusion

As you can see, there's a lot to do in France, especially if you have a pawsome best buddy with you. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get to exploring. Whether it's getting francy coffee, a tasty pastry, dining out at a pet-friendly restaurant, or seeing the sights, there's many options.